There’s a lot to keep up on when you’re a new homeowner.
Being a new homeowner opens you up to a whole host of new responsibilities, one of the biggest being taking care of your roof. It doesn’t have to take a whole lot of time or energy to take great care of your roof, but it does take a little know-how, and that’s exactly what why the experts at Endeavor Exteriors put together this guide on roofing for new homeowners. Check out part one to learn what you should know about your roof, as well as why you should get an inspection from a roofing contractor rather than just a home inspector. Keep reading to learn expert tips for keeping your new home’s roof in great shape for as long as possible:
#1. Don’t forget to clean out the gutters.
No one wants to clean out the gutters, but as a homeowner, it’s an essential job that can cause big problems if it’s neglected. Gutters that have been clogged with leaves, twigs and other debris can’t direct water off of your roof and away from your home, and you could end up with roof leaks.
#2. Make sure tree limbs are trimmed away from your roof.
If your new home has any tree limbs that hang over it, you’ll need to get them trimmed away as soon as possible. All it takes is one bad storm for a branch to fall on your roof and cause big damage. Additionally, if the branch touches your roof, it can slowly scrape away the topmost layer, leaving your roof prone to all kinds of problems.
#3. Inspect your roof after storms and other weather events.
It’s not necessary to have a professional come out and take a look at your roof after every single storm, but you should at least inspect it on your own from the ground for any signs of obvious damage. This will help to ensure that you catch any problems as soon as possible, which will help you save money down the road.
#4. Get roof repairs done promptly.
Putting off roof repairs is the last thing you want to do. Roofing problems don’t typically — or ever, really — resolve themselves, and in fact, they’ll only get worse and more expensive to fix the longer you wait. Getting prompt repairs is the best way to save money and protect your roof from further damage.
#5. Have your roof professionally inspected once a year.
Keeping a good eye on your roof by yourself is a great first step, but unless you’ve been trained as a roofer, you probably won’t be able to catch every issue. That’s why having a professional come out and inspect your roof at least once a year is a great idea.
Taking care of a new roof and a new home is not a small feat, and there are many things you’ll need to learn along the way. We hope that this blog has given you the information you need to make your new roof last. If you have questions or concerns, or you would like to learn about roof inspections or our other roofing services, contact us today.